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November 21, 2012
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, file photo, people line up outside Toys R Us as Black Friday sales begin o, in Royal Palm Beach, Fla. If the economic downturn has taught retailers anything, it�s that a 50 percent off sale isn�t enough to lure finicky American shoppers into stores these days, so this holiday season, shoppers will find that retailers are doing all kinds of things to make it easier for them to part with their money.

Nam Huh photo

In this Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, file photo, a customer shops at a K-Mart in Chicago. If the economic downturn has taught retailers anything, it�s that a 50 percent off sale isn�t enough to lure finicky American shoppers into stores these days, so this holiday season, shoppers will find that retailers are doing all kinds of things to make it easier for them to part with their money.